Russian Helicopters is planning to re-engineer and manufacture nearly 30 different helicopter parts using 3D printing technology, starting from 2020.
"This year we are finishing the re-engineering of around 30 different parts and details that will be manufactured using additive technologies. These parts are currently manufactured with various methods, like casting, punching or machining. We need to integrate their production to 3D printing. According to our plans, this will process will start in 2020. We are talking about serious, power elements of the structures, units and systems of our helicopters. By the end of the year, we will decide whether we are ready to put these parts on serial production,” said Director for Innovations of Russian Helicopters Andrey Shibitov.
Each item will undergo construction re-design, strength testing and testing from the point of view of all modern production technologies. As part of the tests, it is essential to confirm that the part made using additive technology is equal or superior in its characteristics to the analogous item it replaces. Only after this, the new parts can be approved to be integrated to the production of various helicopter series.
At the moment, Russian-made helicopters are yet to include parts made using additive technologies. The use of additive manufacturing is expected to reduce the weight of the aircraft and its cost.
Turkey has received the first batch of Russian S-400 air defense system components on Friday, the Turkish ministry of defense has announced. “Turkey received the first batch of S-400 air defence systems components
Chinese firm Huawei has been holding talks with Russian information security companies to collaborate with them over hardware and Operating Systems (OS) after being shunned by their American counterparts. Over the past few months, Huawei has contacted several Russian firms, including the developers of Elbrus processors and Basalt SPO, MCST micro-processor company, as well as a producer of software and information security equipment
Russian technical experts are expected to reach India by the end of this year or in early 2020, to help the Indian side kick-start a part of the $2.15 billion (INR 14,700 crore) project, to build two BrahMos-equipped Talwar-class frigates, at Goa Shipyard
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Wipro 3D, the metal additive manufacturing business of Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (WIN), have signed an MOU to manufacture and repair aerospace components using Metal Additive Technology also called 3D printing. This MoU also accentuates development, prove out and application of new material for use in Metal Additive Technology
The United States Air Force (USAF) has certified 3D printed latrine cover as the first aircraft part to be used built using additive manufacturing, Travis Air Force Base announced Monday. "The latrine covers we just printed usually take about a year from the time they've been ordered to the time they've been delivered
Russia has kick-started work on its new supersonic passenger aircraft with the work on the engine to power the jet having begun. "Before we create the aircraft, we have to construct the engine, as no one in the world has a civilian propulsion system of this class
Leonardos TH-119 helicopter has received Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR) supplemental type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The TH-119 single-engine helicopter allows pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, owing to its designed by advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems
India’s Lohia Aerospace to Supply Composites to International Aerospace Contractor
Russia Delivers Tanks, Armored Vehicles to Laos, Modernizes Airport
Thales Unveils AI Based Cybersecurity Platform
India's BDL to Display New ATGM at DefExpo-2020
Junked Railway Rake Mistook for Indian ICBM
France “Obstructing” Turkey-Eurosam Missile Defence System Project: Turkish Official
Turkey All But Gives up on F-35 Jet Deal, Seeks Alternatives
Indonesia Seeks Rafale Jets, Submarines, Warships in Defence Cooperation Deal with France
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...